Lighting the bay : tales of Chesapeake lighthouses
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Published:
Centreville, Md. : Tidewater Publishers, c1996.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
xiv, 194 pages : ill. (some col.), map ; 32 cm.
Status:
Edgewater Library - Nonfiction
623.8942 V
Odenton Library - Nonfiction
623.8942 V
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From the beginning, it was a struggle to light the Chesapeake. Its soft, undulating bottom presented different problems from those faced along the rocky coasts of New England. The bay's shores shifted before the winds, tides, and hurricanes that plagued the 200-mile-long estuary, and so did the towers of the Chesapeake. On land, erosion was the silent menace; on the water, it was ice. More than a dozen Chesapeake lighthouses bowed and broke before the pressure of thousands of tons of ice bearing down on them. In many cases, the keepers barely escaped with their lives.Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses documents the dramatic events that surrounded the difficult job of lighting the bay and manning the lighthouses. With more than 100 attractive color photographs and an informative historical narrative, Pat Vojtech communicates both facts and the human saga of life as it was on the bay's lighthouses. From heroic rescues to untimely deaths, from the routine of daily tasks to battles with ice, cold, injury, and loneliness; Vojtech provides an intimate portrait of life on the guiding lights of the Chesapeake.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-187) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Vojtech, P. (1996). Lighting the bay: tales of Chesapeake lighthouses. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Vojtech, Pat, 1955-. 1996. Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Vojtech, Pat, 1955-, Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 1996.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Vojtech, Pat. Lighting the Bay: Tales of Chesapeake Lighthouses. Centreville, Md.: Tidewater Publishers, 1996. Print.

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